Ground Control confirms 30 new roles as part of expansion into north

Ambition is to be number one net-zero, biodiversity and decarbonisation-led grounds maintenance firm in Ireland

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External maintenance and biodiversity specialist Ground Control is creating 30 roles in Northern Ireland as part of its continued expansion across the island (kozmoat98/Getty Images)

External maintenance and biodiversity specialist Ground Control is creating 30 roles in Northern Ireland as part of its continued expansion across the island.

Founded in 1973, the Dublin-based company specialises in driving environmentally sustainable solutions for the commercial and public sector markets.

The 30 new positions in Northern Ireland, where Ground Control has had a presence since 2017, comes as part of a wider Ireland-wide expansion where an additional 150 staff will be hired.

The company currently employs 1,100 staff across the UK and Ireland and has annual revenues of £195 million.

Ground Control delivers a range of services, including grounds maintenance, winter gritting, landscape construction, design, arboriculture, electric vehicle charging point installation to more than 50,000 commercial properties across the UK.

Its business model allows it to partner with local field-based companies to deliver expert-led, tech-enabled solutions for clients, whilst enhancing and protecting local ecosystems.

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Ground Control managing director Jason Knights (Gary)

Ground Control, which has developed a portfolio of public and private-sector clients in the north, says its latest expansion supports its goal of becoming the number one net zero, biodiversity-gain-led grounds maintenance, energy, and decarbonisation company across the island.

Declan O’Gorman, the firm’s Ireland country director, said: “This jobs announcement reflects our positive year-on-year growth in Northern Ireland over the past seven years.

“It also reflects the region’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, both in the public- and private-sector. As a result of this success, we are investing in our expansion of services delivering new jobs across all sectors.”

He added: “Our unique and agile business model involves close collaboration with local field-based companies across the six counties. In doing so, we seek to leverage our extensive expertise, scale, and experience to support our operations, enhance our overall sustainability expertise, and accelerate local business growth. We’re excited to ramp up recruitment, and engage with local businesses, growing our regional footprint and empowering new talent on this exciting journey.”

Ground Control managing director Jason Knights added: “In a short space of time, we have captured considerable market share in Northern Ireland, and based on the first five months of the calendar year, we anticipate this market footprint will continue to grow, amongst new and existing customers, in the second half of the year.

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with our Northern Ireland customers, supporting them in achieving their decarbonisation, CO2 emissions reduction, and biodiversity goals.”